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September 27, 2011

Automotive Fleet Launches Fleet Safety Conference

TORRANCE, CA - The two-day event will be jam-packed with educational sessions and will include the presentation of the first-ever Fleet Safety Award, sponsored by the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA).

May 17, 2011

Risks of Rolling Stops Highlighted in New Video

CHICAGO - The dangerous risks of rolling stops are highlighted in a new video released by the Traffic Safety Coalition.

November 4, 2010

Crash Test Videos: Seeing is Believing

You read about how cars perform on crash tests. Isn’t it more effective when you can actually see the crashes themselves?

February 18, 2010

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Trucker, Firm

A wrongful death suit was filed last week alleging negligence, vicarious liability, negligent entrustment and breach of safety regulations against a Wisconsin trucking company and semi tractor driver.

December 31, 2009

Company Not Liable In Lumber Hauling Accident

The bizarre case involved a one-armed, octogenarian driver and a truck that used a sausage can as a gas cap.

October 15, 2009

NY State Seeks to Shape Up Rebellious Truckers

New York Gov. David Paterson plans to introduce a bill to the Legislature that would propose penalties on truckers who use GPS systems to locate faster, but prohibited routes.

July 30, 2009

Select 2010 Lexus Models to Feature Lexus Enform with Safety Connect

The Lexus Enform with Safety Connect goes live on Aug.1, and will be available for the HS 250h, IS C, IS F, LX 570, RX350 and RX 450h.

July 9, 2009

Volkswagen Tiguan Earns 5-Star Crash Test Rating

HERNDON, VA - Volkswagen of America, Inc.'s 2009 Tiguan has earned a 5-star crash test rating from the government's New Car Assessment Program.

February 17, 2009

NHTSA Crash Standards to Change in 2011-MY

NHTSA's testing and safety criteria for front- and side-impact crashes and rollover resistance have not been substantially revised since the agency started crash testing new models 30 years ago. Recognizing that nine out of 10 vehicles routinely score either four or five stars, NHTSA wants to increase the standards for front- and side-impacts, along with more stringent rollover testing. NHTSA is poised to implement a revised five-star safety rating program starting with 2011 model-year vehicles.

January 8, 2009

Toyota Announces Telematics System

Similar to OnStar, the telematics system will feature safety and security facets including automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, an emergency assistance button and roadside assistance.

August 21, 2008

Fatalities Involving Large Trucks Lowest Since 1992

Safety technologies such as brake stroke monitoring systems credited for helping decrease fatalities. Overall vehicle fatalities are also down.

August 18, 2008

Fleet Safety Must be Your No. 1 Job Priority

In two decades of chronicling the history of fleet management, I have seen interest in fleet safety ebb and flow. In an annual survey I conduct of fleet managers, they rated fleet safety as their No. 2 concern, right behind the cost of fuel. Why the renewed interest in fleet safety? More and more fleet managers are reporting an uptick in preventable accidents. In addition, fleet managers are feeling pressure from other corporate departments to increase fleet driver safety.

April 10, 2008

2009 Dodge Journey Earns Top Safety Ratings

Following U.S. government crash testing, the all-new vehicle received five-star front- and side-impact ratings.

April 1, 2008

Drivers Urged to Avoid Tailgating and Reduce Rear-End Collisions

UNITED KINGDOM – New research by UK road safety charity Brake suggests that at-work drivers are significantly more likely to tailgate than other drivers.

March 13, 2008

U.S.-Mexico Truck Results Inconclusive, Official Says

Six months into the one-year program, only 19 Mexican carriers have gained the authority to operate deep within the U.S.

February 28, 2008

Fleets Urge FMCSA to Keep 11th Hour, 34-Hour Restart

Several large trucking fleets have urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to retain the 11th hour of driving and the 34-hour restart in its hours-of-service regulations, saying those provisions have improved highway safety and given drivers the flexibility to adjust to unexpected delays.

February 28, 2008

Pay-By-Mile Is Wrong Incentive for Tired Truckers

Many truck drivers, who are paid for each mile driven, maintain two log books including a fake one to show police.

September 1, 2007

Confessions of a Road Warrior

The day-to-day challenges of fleet driving often clash with what the safety videos say. Is there a way to get business done and be safe at the same time?

January 15, 2002

DriveCam Video Systems Completes Insurance Study for Commercial Fleets

According to the company, fleets in the study reduced physical damage from collisions by 35 to 99 percent by using the DriveCam video event data recorder.

October 16, 2000

Delphi Develops First Passenger Occupant Detection System for Airbag Deployment

Delphi Automotive Systems has announced it is supplying its smart occupant passenger detection system for Jaguar and four models of Ford and Lincoln-Mercury vehicles.

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